Man killed in multi-car pileup on NYS Thruway identified

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UPDATE:  The man killed in a multi-car pileup on the eastbound Thruway near Exits 49 and 50 in Buffalo has been identified as 64-year-old Edward Torres from Elba. One other person has been seriously injured. 

PREVIOUSLY: At least 75 vehicles were involved in an accident on the Thruway in Lancaster.

The accident occurred on the eastbound portion of the highway, near Exits 49 and 50 in Buffalo. 

The I-90 eastbound is congested for more than seven miles.

New York State Police say there were injuries, but specific details on them were not released.

The lanes on the Thruway were shut down for more than 8 hours. 

Head over to WIVB-TV for more updates. 

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